Seedstars Accra

Seedstars Accra

SELECTED STARTUPS
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Strategic partners

Jobooh

Local organisers

MEST

Local partners

Swiss Embassy

Event Description

Around 18 startups competed during the regional event. The winning startup Kitiwa, which enables customers to transfer money cheaply via bitcoin, Paysail, a startup focused on making payrolls easy for Ghanaian companies, and Pollafrique, an online survey service, complete the podium as the top three startups in Ghana. Due to their regional win, Kitiwa will be going to Geneva in February, as part of the Seedstars World Final Event. Nikunj Handa, Kitiwa’s CEO stated: “Seedstars Accra was already an amazing opportunity and we’re excited to go to Switzerland. The global competition will give us the necessary platform to take our startup even further.”

The event was hosted in Lizzy’s sport complex, in partnership with MEST. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology’s senior faculty member Richard Tanksly said of the partnership: “MEST is very excited to be the Ghana regional partner for Seedstars World. These type of ecosystem-building partnerships are exactly the type of support that we need in developing countries to help boost technology entrepreneurship.” The Swiss Embassy of Accra was also a vital partner to Seedstars World, with the Swiss Ambassador inviting the participating startups as well as selected guests to a VIP cocktail reception at his residence. 

Program

TIME DESCRIPTION
9:30 - 10:30 Registration starts
10:30 - 11:00 SSW / MEST Introduction Speech
11:00 - 13:00 1st Pitching session (10 startups pitching)
13:00 - 13:15 Keynote Mbugua Njihia (DEMO Africa): Founders Stories...mistakes, lessons and getting it right?
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break / Networking
14:30 - 16:30 2nd Pitching Session (10 startups pitching)
16:30 - 17:15 Jury Deliberation / Coffee Break
17:15 - 17:30 Announcement of the winner
17:30 Closing of the event / Interview with the winners

Regional Jury

Please meet our Jury members

Nellie Horn

Nellie Horn

Organizer of SSW 2014

Seedstars World
Mbugua Njihia

Mbugua Njihia

Event Director

Demo Africa
Rune Skogeng

Rune Skogeng

COO

MTG Africa
Estelle Akofio-Sowah

Estelle Akofio-Sowah

Country Manager

Google
Tim Burkly

Tim Burkly

CEO

Kaymu
Ayao Akakpo

Ayao Akakpo

Managing Partner

Link Africa Consultants
Elias Hage

Elias Hage

Regional Sales Manager of West Africa

Teledata ICT

Event Location / Map

Lizzy Sports Complex, East Legon

Selected Startups


Finalists

Winner

1

Beam Remit

Accra

0
2nd

2

Paysail Limited

Accra

4
3rd

3

PollAfrique

Accra

4

Others

BraveHearts Expeditions

Accra

2

Suba

Accra

3

Synergy Informatics

Accra

3

Syncommerce

Accra

4

Yougora Limited

Accra

2

Nim Street

Accra

3

Orgaroo

Accra

2

Printemi

Accra

2

ChillaxApp Inc

Accra

3

meQasa

Accra

4

Core Mol Limited

Accra

2

Zottech

Accra

2

TIckiBus

Accra

3

CitizenEye

Accra

3

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